Pipeline Oversight and Management

Remarks on Pipeline Safety

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Senate Panel Approves Rafferty Bill To Examine, Improve Pipeline Construction and Operations in PA

June 12, 2018
The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today approved SR 373 sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19) that would establish a bipartisan, bicameral legislative commission that would be charged with recommending improvements and developing legislation to enhance the safety, oversight and interagency coordination in the transport of oil, natural gas and other hazardous liquids through pipelines in the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

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Joint hearing of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee and the Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee on pipeline safety.

March 20, 2018
Joint hearing of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee and the Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee on pipeline safety.     [Read More]

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Pipeline Safety Q&A

March 20, 2018
Senator John Rafferty questions testifiers during a joint hearing of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee and the Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee on pipeline safety.     [Read More]

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Mariner East 2 Pipeline Project

November 15, 2017
Senator John Rafferty discusses the ongoing problems with Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline project.     [Read More]

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Pipeline Construction

July 27, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman offers the commitment of the Senate to assist southeastern Pennsylvania counties in dealing with pipeline construction.     [Read More]

Pending Legislation

Recent Press Releases

Jun

12

2018

June 12, 2018

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today approved SR 373 sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Senator Andy Dinniman (D-19) that would establish a bipartisan, bicameral legislative commission that would be charged with recommending improvements and developing legislation to enhance the safety, oversight and interagency coordination in the transport of oil, natural gas and other hazardous liquids through pipelines in the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

Apr

24

2018

April 24, 2018

Mar

20

2018

March 20, 2018

At a joint hearing today on pipeline safety in Pennsylvania by the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee and the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) raised major concerns regarding the mismanagement and misconduct by Sunoco Pipeline’s executives, stressing that stronger laws and more state oversight are needed for the safety and well-being of people and their private property.   [Read More]

Jan

03

2018

January 03, 2018

State Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) said the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s decision today to temporarily suspend construction permits associated with the Mariner East 2 pipeline is a victory for public safety and environmental protection.     [Read More]

Aug

09

2017

August 09, 2017

Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) and Senator Andrew E. Dinniman (D-19) sent a letter recently to Environmental Hearing Board Judge Bernard Labuskes, the presiding judge over a case between Sunoco Pipeline L.P. (Sunoco) and environmental groups, that called for attention to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) mismanagement of Sunoco’s Mariner East II Pipeline project (project).   [Read More]